HALO's First Virtual Permanent Orienteering Course (MapRun) Risk Assessment
We are pleased to open our VPOC at Victoria Dock Village in Hull
We have set this course up primarily for personal training, and not for competition, and we have decided to keep it open for a substantial length of time so participants can go back and try to improve their time/fitness by either choosing a better route, by improving their map reading skills or by running faster or further. The course is open to anyone who wants to have a go (see advice below) as well as HALO Club Members.
This form of orienteering has no orange kites or control plaques but makes use of the GPS facility on modern smartphones. Participants download the MapRun6 app, available for both android and iPhone, download the map they need to their phone and print themselves a paper copy of the map.For more detailed instructions as to how to get going - and the paper map- click on the tabs below. If you have a suitable Garmin watch then advice as to how to set it up is on the tab as well and you will then have no need to take your phone out with you.
On the maps (phone and paper) we have indicated a Start/Finish but we have set the course up so you can choose to Start and Finish at any of the control sites that you want. (Start and Finish must be at the same control though). When you start the MapRun app will automatically designate your chosen starting control as the Start/Finish. It will also, change the Start/Finish showing on the phone map to be just another control that needs to be visited, but obviously we cannot change that on the paper map too! You need to visit all the controls to record a successful run on the MapRun server.
Naturally we want you to stay safe, cause no damage or upset the locals.
With that in mind there are some conditions that we need you to be aware of and agree to before you go out:
All current Covid-19 laws and Government advice should be followed
The course is not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s whilst they are are participating
These events take place on streets, footpaths and open places. Pay attention to the usual urban risks: traffic, slippery surfaces, blind corners, kerbs, etc and stay well clear of other people in the area
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the activity
Do not enter any Out of Bounds areas or enter private land. Out of Bounds areas are marked on the map with purple lines/hatching or purple crosses.
Anyone undertaking a VPOC (MapRun) is doing so in their own time and at their own risk. British Orienteering and Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) take no responsibility for any damage or injury whilst participating.
The HALO event online pre-entry system is now live and should be used for pre-entry to all our Events.
First you need to register with the system. For HALO members, just enter a short user id and password and then your BOF number, other details will be filled in from the member database.
For other BOF members you will also need to add a contact email address, and for non members the email address will be used to confirm when your registration has been activated.
For each household, only one registration is required, the principal, and other household members details can be added later. This helps us with Covid-19 distancing.
When entering you will need to specify a time slot and you should arrive ready to run at that time. No splits sheets or results displays will be available, but the HALO live results system will allow you to view the event as it progresses and PDF versions of your splits sheets will be available there too by selecting your name in the results.
You may view your outstanding balance, payment for event entries will be received from the principals by bank transfer from time to time, bank details will be on the entry web site.
Pete Shew 4 Aug 2020 10:55 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:09
Recently British Orienteering announced a return to the sport of orienteering from 29th Marc 2021 (subject to any further restrictions that are introduced by the government). Details of this on the BO website can be found here.
Subsequently BO have released Guidelines on how clubs and individuals should proceed in ensuring a safe return to orienteering. The full document can be found here.
This gives a full indication on how our Local Events will be run in the near future, commencing with the Poacher Series, so it is worth a read.
Event specific details will be posted in due course.
Peter Harris 15 Jul 2020 12:14 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:07